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GVP Welcomes New Board Chair

Global Village Project is happy to announce Han Pham as the new head of the Board of Directors. Han is currently the Head of Operations at Hotshot, which is disrupting...

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the GVP Workplace

By: Denise Reidy-Puckett, Operations Manager Forbes Magazine (May 2021) stated, “In light of the recent societal spotlight on racial justice and equality, many businesses have taken a renewed interest in...
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Parent Council Hold Inaugural Meeting

Mr. Crispin Wilondja, Student & Family Engagement Manager, met with GVP's newest parent council members at Refuge Coffee to discuss involvement with the school and how they can support students....
Education For Refugee Girls & Women | Our Challenge | GVP

GVP’s Response to the Afghan Refugee Crisis

The creation of Global Village Project dates to 2004 when a group of social activists and educators serving refugee families observed a huge need for additional educational support for many...
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Back to School Q&A with Director of Education & Impact Dr. Cassie Leymarie

Global Village Project is back to in-person classes after one year of digital learning. There are 31 students representing nine nationalities, 14 countries of birth, and 17 languages in addition...
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7 Questions with Olivia McKellar, GVP’s new English Language Arts Instructor!

We are thrilled to welcome Olivia McKellar to the GVP teaching team as our new English Language Arts/ESOL Instructor. Olivia will start in her new position with this upcoming school...

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Dear Decaturish – To welcome refugees, we need inclusive education

Decaturish | 6/24/21

Like many students across the country, Lucia, a middle school student in Decatur, spent the past school year online. She worked with her classmates to solve the math problems projected across her screen. 

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

Lily Tova the therapy dog comforts refugee girls in Decatur

AJC | 12/1/19

Lily Tova barked excitedly and shook her gray pom-pom-like tail when she arrived for her most recent visit at the Global Village Project, a middle school for refugee girls in Decatur.

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

What one group of refugee girls is thankful for this Thanksgiving

CNN | 11/27/19

Along a short hallway on the upper floor of Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, a blue banner stretches across the wall, packed with scrawled messages of thanks and words swelling with appreciation.

Education For Refugee Girls & Women | Our Challenge | GVP

One Girl At A Time

A PLUS | 10/18/19

Global Village Project is the only school in the United States designed to meet unique needs of refugee girls with interrupted education.

Strengths Based Approach Steam Education For Refugee Girls | GVP